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Autumn Overfelt, senior, knocks the ball into the outfield.

#13 Marlins Post Softball Sweep Over Ferrum

Cody Gibson, Sports Editor April 25, 2023

Women's softball dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) softball doubleheader to Virginia Wesleyan University this afternoon at Tom and Betty Broyles Field. The Panthers fell 14-5 in the opener...

Byrce Thacker, junior, takes a swing against Southern Virginia University.

Thacker Calls Ferrum a Second Home

Cody Gibson April 24, 2023

Panthers baseball player Bryce Thacker, OF, 3B, P, junior, was the only baseball player last year to receive the award of All-Conference. “It means so much to be an all-conference player. I am blessed...

Softball Complex Dedicated

Refentse Maselwa, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

A home run for Panther softball. The Vickie Van Kleek softball complex is complete and ready for the team to play games and have the space for their supporters. “It’s hard to imagine that our...

The Panther softball team celebrates senior day.

Royals Take Two in ODAC Softball

Cody Gibson, Sports Editor April 18, 2023

Panther softball dropped a pair of Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) games Sat. Apr. 15 at home to Eastern Mennonite University, falling 5-2 in the opener and 5-1 in the nightcap at Vickie Van Kleeck...

Autumn Blossoms in the Spring

Cody Gibson April 18, 2023

Autumn Overfelt, senior, outfielder for the softball panthers is graduating early this year.  “I’m from Moneta, Virginia. I went to Staunton River high school,” said Overfelt. College students...

Senior Nick Funk stations himself behind the plate for a pitch.

Baseball Drops Heartbreaker on the Road

Cody Gibson April 6, 2023

Panther's baseball team dropped a heartbreaker on Apr. 4  on the road to Pfeiffer University, falling 12-11 in non-conference action at Joe Ferebee Field. The Panthers went on top 6-0 in the first...

Senior pitcher Lyndsey Sears stares down a batter from the pitching circle.

Softball Looks Forward

Cody Gibson April 4, 2023

Softball season is already in full swing, and the women's team is hitting the ground with a 7-5 record. On top of the season starting, the Panthers have a new facility to bring in more people and give...

Genesis Pineiro, senior, catches her breath after a race.

Women’s Track Runs it Back

Jazmin Scarberry April 4, 2023

The Panther's women's track team headed to Lynchburg last weekend to compete in the Jack M. Tomas Alumni Invitational, hosted at the University of Lynchburg at Shellenberg Field. The 4x400 team of Airiana...

Senior Ozzie Torres hit the game-winning run in the nightcap.

Baseball Splits Doubleheader

Cody Gibson April 4, 2023

The Panthers baseball team and Bridgewater College split an Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader this past Sun. April 2 at Panther Field, with the Eagles taking the opener 13-11 and the...

Erin Reynolds (2), senior, nets one of her 101 goals for the Panthers.

Reynolds Raises the Bar

Marina J. Powell, Assistant Editor April 4, 2023

Erin Reynolds, senior lacrosse player, set a new personal record, surpassing 100 career points in a recent game. During a recent game against Wilkes University in South Carolina, Reynolds scored her...

Hank Norton, above, served as both football coach and athletic director. He won four national championships with the Panthers and passed in 2019.

Golf Tournament to Honor Ferrum Legend Hank Norton

Jazmin Scarberry, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

The Ferrum College football staff plans to host the annual Hank Norton/Black Hats Golf Tournament on Sat., June 3, in Troutville, VA, at Botetourt Golf and Swim Club. The tradition of Black Hats football...

Senior Adam Brook winds up for the throw.

Men’s Lacrosse Wins Big on the Road

Cody Gibson March 30, 2023

LAX men picked up a non-conference win Sat., March 25, on the road over Warren Wilson College, winning 21-3 at Owls Field. Tommy Jackson, midfielder, senior, had a pair of first-quarter goals to help...

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